2001 Regular Session
To: Local and Private
By: Senator(s) King, Farris
Senate Bill 3175
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF FORREST COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY AN ASSESSMENT, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER ASSESSMENTS AND COURT COSTS, FOR EACH MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION OBTAINED IN ITS JUSTICE COURT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AVAILS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR, AND THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF, A NEW COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Board of Supervisors of Forrest County, Mississippi, in its discretion, is authorized, by resolution duly adopted and entered on its minutes, to levy an assessment, in addition to any other assessments and court costs, not to exceed Four Dollars ($4.00) per case, for each misdemeanor conviction obtained in any justice court of Forrest County.
(2) The avails of the additional assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be expended by the Board of Supervisors of Forrest County to fund the acquisition of real property for, and the construction, operation, maintenance and related needs of, a new county office building.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.